We have been to Lotusland a couple of times and always love the grounds and experiencing all of the unique gardens and landscaping.
We had never heard of Lotusland, but if you like botanic gardens, this is a wonderful place to visit. There are large gardens of cactus plants and succulents, but also a Japanese garden, pond, topiaries and other surprises, not to mention an interesting history. Reservations are required. It is not inexpensive, but if you like gardens, there is a lot... More
Amazing private gardens, just make certain to make a reservation. Also, subscribe to the mailing/email list, as they often have special events.
This is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I have ever visited and the only reason it is given 4 stars and not 5 is because the entire tour is guided. There were so many times when I wanted to linger and while the tour was not fast paced, it also didn't leave time to dawdle. Of course, the... More
You need to make reservations for your guided tour through these gardens. Our reservation was for the first tour of the morning - at 10:00 am. There were enough people there at 9:45 so we started the tour a little early, which was great. There is a lot of walking on this two hour tour. You do stop often and... More
We visited the garden and found it interesting. However - it's not really a leisurely stroll as you would expect. You must be accompanied by docents. It's not really good for children with short attention span since they need to listen to long narratives about plants. Also, we were hoping to take lots of pictures, but it was hard being... More
I think if you are a botanist, you might like this more than a regular person off the street. It was interesting to hear the guide talk about the plantings and the woman whose home this was. It is certainly not like the beautiful manicured gardens of Europe. It is a rambling, often odd, series of different types of plantings.... More
Lotusland is to gardens what Hearst Castle is to art and architecture. The gardens are stunning and varied. A delight awaits around every turn of the winding paths. Out docent was a delight, too.
We visited the gardens too late in the season to enjoy the lotus blooms, there was only one left! But that didn't affect our enjoyment of the many gardens at Lotusland. Our docent was excellent and we spent almost 2 hours touring the gardens. A unique and beautiful place to enjoy species from all over the world, some endangered plants... More
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